Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course
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9 Nonverbal Ways to End Conversations

9 Nonverbal Ways to End Conversations | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

'You can almost hear the clock ticking in the background. The deadline for your presentation is just minutes away and you are nowhere close to finishing it. The reason? A talkative colleague who loves sharing his stories with you and being in the limelight just won't quit! He is done for the day and decides to visit you and share a bit of his day with you, failing to pay heed to the presentation slides open on your computer.

 

We face such people everyday – be it in the driveway to the office, in the lobby, during lunch break, or even in more formal settings like a meeting or negotiation. The question then is: how do you tell such people that you are no longer interested in what they have to say or that it is someone else's turn to make a point?

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In-Your-Face: Can Computers Catch You Telling a Lie?

In-Your-Face: Can Computers Catch You Telling a Lie? | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

A popular school of thought, dramatized in the recent TV drama Lie to Me, is that a careful study of facial expressions—especially eye movements—tells investigators if a perp is dissembling. Reality is neither as dramatic nor as decisive. Even experienced investigators average only about a 65 percent success rate, according to researchers. Could computers do a better job?

"Researchers at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (U.B.), claim their video-analysis software can analyze eye movement successfully to identify whether or not a subject is fibbing 82.5 percent of the time." . . .

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Body Language Is More Important Than You Think — and It Can Even Outweigh Your IQ

Body Language Is More Important Than You Think — and It Can Even Outweigh Your IQ | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.
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"Positive body language includes things like appropriate eye contact, active engagement/listening, and targeted gestures that accentuate the message you're trying to convey. Studies show that people who use positive body language are more likable, competent, persuasive, and emotionally intelligent"

 

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Teach Interpersonal Communication Powerfully and Effectively

To communicate effectively, to understand and to be understood, is a set of skills to be learned and practiced.

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How to Nicely Interrupt Someone and Get Them to Stop Talking

How to Nicely Interrupt Someone and Get Them to Stop Talking | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Have you ever been talking to someone and they keep talking and talking? Check out my video for some tricks you can use to nicely interrupt.
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"Luckily there are some easy ways to get out of situations where someone won't stop talking. Check out the video for some nonverbal tricks you can use to get people to stop talking."

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